Holds Options for Leap to $1.09 Rate Voting Monday to give themselves the option of raising the real estate tax rate even higher than the four-cent boost recommended by City Manager Wyatt Shields, most on the Falls Church City Council expressed the desire to keep some form of the City’s […]
There was an unsettling air of unreality that pervaded the Falls Church City Council meeting Monday night, the first that the Council held in an open business meeting to wrestle with the budget for the coming fiscal year.
City Manager’s Proposal Gets Sent to Council For the first time in the almost 60 year history of the independent City of Falls Church, its budget for the coming fiscal year will not only be less than the year before, down by 5.7 percent, but will involve the elimination of […]
One of the more challenging aspects of budget discussions for local governments is advertising a tax rate for the coming year.
Contrary to Mortgage Brokers Association reports of a spike in homeowner refinance applications, president and branch manager of H & R Mortgage, Inc. in Falls Church, Agnes Ginoba, said business is so bad that she’s only at her office once every two weeks – a small space she’s since had […]
Fairfax Race for Sups’ Chair May Be a Squeaker Buoyed by a strong endorsement from the man she’s running to succeed, Fairfax County Board Chair candidate Sharon Bulova is favored to win next Tuesday’s special election, but a low voter turnout could throw the outcome into doubt.
Last Tuesday, December 16, three notable events occurred almost simultaneously.
Last week the Virginia Commission on Energy and the Environment held a day long meeting to hear testimony on the future role of electricity in the commonwealth.
One of the region’s foremost economic forecasters warned Tuesday that Northern Virginia may be “behind the curve” in planning its next economic driver, once the defense contracts buoyed by the war in Iraq expire and the war winds down.
In an unprecedented move, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will begin a series of extraordinary meetings later this summer to prepare for draconian cuts in its budget, including the elimination of some essential programs.